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Rochas Okorocha: Hope Uzodimma can’t win election in Imo

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, yesterday said that Senator Hope Uzodimma, who is the state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has no capacity to win election in Imo.
Kayode Fayemi Ekiti

NANS asks Kayode Fayemi to prosecute corrupt heads of tertiary institutions

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has advised Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to prosecute all head of the state owned tertiary institution found to have looted the treasury while at the helms of affairs.
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt’s Australian football dream collapses

Sprint king Usain Bolt’s attempt to become a professional footballer with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners collapsed on Friday as his trial period was terminated after contract talks failed.

House of Reps approve Buhari’s request for $82 million Eurobond

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari for $82.54 million to refinance the balance of $500 million matured Eurobond in the international capital market.

Niger to host second Northern Nigeria’s solid minerals forum

Niger Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, says it will organise the Second Northern Nigeria Solid Minerals Fair and Workshop from December 6 to December 8, 2018.

Ondo college shut indefinitely over lecturers’ strike

The Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State, has been shut indefinitely following the strike of College of Education Academic Staff Union (COESU) strike.
NUPENG President, Williams Akporeha flagging off the union’s 40th anniversary mascot in Lagos

NUPENG: We’ll fight casualisation, outsourcing

The President of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Mr Williams Akporeha has vowed to frustrate attempts by some oil companies to phase-out the union through casualisation of workers.

Nigeria Prisons dismisses three officers for trafficking

The Management of the Nigerian Prisons Service has dismissed three Junior Prison Officers for alleged grievous security offences.

2019: Governor Dankwambo urges PDP delegates to choose presidential candidate wisely

Gombe State Governor and Presidential hopeful of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, has urged delegates to the PDP national convention to be cautious in the choice of presidential candidate that will provide alternative leadership in the country come 2019.
File- Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho shakes hands with Romelu Lukaku at the end of a match. Reuters-John Sibley

Romelu Lukaku: Jose Mourinho deserves respect for being ‘real’

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku defended Jose Mourinho’s confrontational style of management, saying that the Portuguese deserves respect for not hiding his true feelings like several Premier League bosses.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Don backs President Buhari on non-assent to Electoral Act amendment

A teacher at University of Ibadan, Prof. Jacob Ayantayo, has expressed support to President Muhammadu Buhari for declining assent to Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018.

Unilorin VC tasks stakeholders in building industry on local contents

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has urged Engineers, Scientists and other allied professionals in the building industry, to increase the local content for indigenous buildings in the country.
Abdullahi Mukhtar

NAHCON: 6,710 Muslim pilgrims return to Nigeria

A total of 6,710 pilgrims from Nigeria have so far returned to Nigeria from Saudia Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said on Tuesday in Makka.

Benue guber: APC aspirant promises better governance if elected

Mr Asema Achado, who wants to become governor of Benue on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will evolve dynamic methods of governance if elected.
SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

Birth registration: UNICEF recommends rapid SMS

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has recommended Rapid SMS as an innovative system for tracking birth registration in the country.

Police commission inaugurates eight standing committees

The Police Service Commission on Friday in Abuja inaugurated eight standing committees and a management retreat planning committee.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Chancellor: NOUN to admit one million undergraduates soon

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is working to raise its admission to one million students soon, Chairman of the NOUN Governing Council, Prof. Peter Okebokola, has said.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF expresses concern about low birth registration in Nigeria

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said Nigeria has the highest number of children without birth records among ten nations assessed in Africa.

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EU ‘no-deal’ Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

The EU published contingency plans for a “no-deal” Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.

INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
Second Niger Bridge

Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.